Do you ever get frustrated when you click on a Google service, and it automatically logs you in with the wrong account? It can be a hassle to switch between multiple Google accounts, but fortunately, there is a solution. In this article, we will walk you through the process of changing your default Google account to make your online experience smoother and more efficient.
Why Change Your Default Google Account?
Google provides a wide range of services that require users to sign in with their Google accounts. Whether it’s Google Drive, Gmail, or Google Calendar, all of these services are associated with the account you are currently logged in with. When you have multiple Google accounts, you might find it challenging to manage which account is set as your default account.
For instance, if you use a personal Gmail account and a work email account, you might want to set your work email as your default account to make it easier to access your work-related services. This way, you won’t have to switch accounts every time you want to access your work emails or Google Drive documents.
How to Change Your Default Google Account
Changing your default Google account is a simple process. Follow the steps below to make the change:
Step 1: Sign Out of All Google Accounts
The first step to changing your default Google account is to sign out of all Google accounts. Go to any Google service, such as Gmail or Google Drive, and click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen. Then, click on “Sign out” to log out of your current account.
Step 2: Sign in with Your Preferred Account
Once you have signed out of all Google accounts, sign in with the Google account that you want to set as your default account. Go to any Google service and click on the “Sign in” button. Enter your preferred account’s email and password and click “Sign in.”
Step 3: Set Your Preferred Account as Default
After signing in with your preferred Google account, you need to set it as your default account. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen, and select “Google Account” from the dropdown menu.
In the Google Account page, scroll down to the “Personal info & privacy” section and click on “Sign-in & security.” Scroll down to “Sign in to Google” and click on “Device activity & security events.”
Under “Recently used devices,” click on “Review devices” to see all the devices that have accessed your Google account. If you see any unfamiliar devices, click on “Secure your account” to change your password and add extra security measures.
Once you have reviewed your devices, scroll down to the “Your devices” section and click on the three dots next to the device you want to set as your default. Select “Set as default” to make it your default account.
Step 4: Verify Your Default Account
To ensure that your preferred account is set as your default, go to any Google service and check if you are logged in with the correct account. If you are still logged in with the wrong account, sign out and repeat the above steps.
Tips for Managing Multiple Google Accounts
Managing multiple Google accounts can be confusing, but there are ways to make it easier. Here are some tips to help you manage your accounts more efficiently:
- Use different profile pictures for each account to differentiate them easily.
- Use different browsers for different accounts. For example, use Google Chrome for your work account and Firefox for your personal account.
- Use the “Add account” option to switch between accounts quickly without having to sign out and sign in again.